• Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co (, a Hong Kong-based corporate and commercial law firm for sustainability and innovation that has been described as the only true ESG law firm on the planet and Winner of the INSEAD Business as a Force for Good Award 2021. Ben is an industry leading corporate and commercial lawyer, a recognized leader in sustainable finance and green fintech, and a pioneer in carbon markets and decarbonization
  • Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales (1999) and Hong Kong (2003)


  • Co-Founder, Executive Committee Member and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (
  • Hong Kong representative, United Nations network of international Financial Centres for Sustainability (
  • Lead, APFF/SFDN Carbon Markets Workstream to develop policy recommendations for APEC finance ministers
  • Member, Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) Working Group on Carbon Market Opportunities
  • Advisory Panel Member and contributor, BIS Innovation Hub & Hong Kong Monetary Authority “Project Genesis”, A vision for technology-driven green finance
  • Advisory Panel Member, BIS Innovation Hub & Hong Kong Monetary Authority “Project Genesis 2”, mitigation outcome securities
  • Project Coordinator, The Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance
  • Founder, Angel Attorneys
  • Board member, The Alliance for Sustainable Schools
  • Founder and Co-chair, Hong Kong Green Finance Task Force (2017-2018)


  • 2018 – 2021: Founding Partner, GPS McQuhae LLP, Hong Kong
  • 2010 – 2018: Partner, Jones Day, Hong Kong
  • 2004 – 2010: Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Hong Kong (now part of Norton Rose Fulbright)
  • 2000 – 2004: Denton Wilde Sapte, London and from 2001 Hong Kong (now Dentons)


  • Winner of the INSEAD Business as a Force for Good Award 2021
  • Chambers Asia — ranked Band 1 (2012-2018)
  • Legal 500 – leading individual (2009-2018)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Expert (2012-2018)
  • IFLR1000 — leading lawyer
  • Expert Guides — The World’s Leading Lawyers — leading practitioner (2011-2018)



  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice – The College of Law, England
  • LLB Hons – Exeter University, England